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315-464-4243

Ai Sakonju, MD

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

Associate Professor of Neurology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

SPECIALTIES

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Child Neurology
Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery
Neuromuscular Medicine

LANGUAGES

English
German
Japanese

PATIENT TYPE

Children

PATIENT RATING

CLINICAL INTERESTS AND APPROACH TO CARE

I evaluate and treat infants and children with developmental delay and weakness due to rare neuromuscular conditions including: muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, myasthenia gravis, neurotransmitter and other movement disorders, as well as common neurological conditions such as epilepsy.

DISEASES & CONDITIONS TREATED

Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (HMSN-1)
Epilepsy
Migraine Headaches in Children
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Neurofibromatosis
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

TREATMENTS / SERVICES

Electroencephalogram (EEG)
Electromyography (EMG)
Lumbar Puncture
Nerve Conduction Study/Testing

CLINICAL LOCATIONS

Upstate Health Care Center
90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-464-4243
Upstate Health Care Center
90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-464-4243

CLINICAL SECTION AFFILIATIONS

Neurology
Pediatric Neurology
Pediatrics
Neurology

CURRENT HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES

Upstate University Hospital
Crouse Hospital

CAMPUSES

Downtown

PATIENT RATINGLearn more about ratings

Likelihood of patient recommending this care provider to others
full starfull starfull starfull starthree tenths star4.3 / 5
Degree to which care provider talked with patient using words in clear and simple language
full starfull starfull starfull starfour tenths star4.4 / 5
Amount of time the care provider spent with patient
full starfull starfull starfull starfive tenths star4.5 / 5
Patient confidence in this care provider
full starfull starfull starfull starthree tenths star4.3 / 5
Explanations the care provider gave about patient problems or conditions
full starfull starfull starfull starfour tenths star4.4 / 5
Instructions the care provider gave patient about follow-up care (if any)
full starfull starfull starfull starfour tenths star4.4 / 5
Concern the care provider showed for patient questions or worries
full starfull starfull starfull starfour tenths star4.4 / 5
Care provider's efforts to include patient in decisions about treatment
full starfull starfull starfull starfour tenths star4.4 / 5
Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider
full starfull starfull starfull starsix tenths star4.6 / 5
Information the care provider gave patient about medications (if any)
full starfull starfull starfull starfour tenths star4.4 / 5

PATIENT COMMENTS

August 1, 2019
Doctor was very good and took her time to work with and engage with our daughter. Explained her diagnosis and offered her recommendations. Was very impressed.
December 23, 2018
She did not listen to any concerns that I had about my daughter. And I will not becoming back there
October 15, 2018
to many big words-patient
June 25, 2018
physician was awesome! She was genuinely concerned with my son's well being.
June 12, 2018
our experience from start to finish was excellent. so happy with our provider as she really asnswered our questions and concerns!